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RTCM Ship Navigation Equipment Guide

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Service (RTCM), a non-profit association affiliated with the U.S. Coast Guard, has posted its Ship Navigation Equipment Guide


Radio Holland Confirms Deal with Saab TransponderTech

At the Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Oslo in June, the the Radio Holland Group management signed a contract with Saab TransponderTech, for the distribution and service of the Saab R4 AIS system by all Radio Holland Group branches. The R4 AIS is manufactured by Saab TransponderTech AB and is is the fourth generation of Saab AIS. The R4 Class A Transponder System is type-approved with wheelmark and complies with all international standards for AIS ship systems


Furuno Celebrates 25 Years

Back in 1978, Furuno U.S.A. was formed to serve one of the largest markets in the world for marine electronics. Top management at Furuno Electric Company in Nishinomiya City, Japan recognized not only the strength of the U.S. market, but for its potential for Furuno’s quality radar, navigation, sonar and communication electronics to assist professional and recreational mariners. “Furuno’s premier branding is a combined effort of our parent company’s dedication to designing innovative


Sperry Nav Systems for LASCO Tankers

Northrop Grumman Corporation received orders to supply a complete package of electronic navigation equipment for 10 new tankers being built for the Latvian Shipping Company (LASCO). The orders were awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. The 51,800-dwt, double-hull tankers, which will be equipped to carry either oil products or chemicals, are being built for LASCO’s Crown Navigation subsidiary at the 3.Maj shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia


New Shipping Company Selects Ulstein Design

Ulstein Design has signed contracts with the yard Astilleros de Sevilla in Spain for delivering design and equipment packages to two ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels. The ships will be built for the shipping company EDT Offshore Ltd, Cyprus. The contract is worth around NOK 240 million. The Ulstein Group will supply design, detail documentation and main equipment. This includes products such as main switchboards, bridge and control room consoles


JRC Receives Samsung-Q Mark Gold Award

Photo courtesy Japan Radio Co. Ltd

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a shipbuilding company from Korea, has awarded Japan Radio Company (JRC), the Samsung-Q Mark Gold award.  In 2011 JRC was chosen as a manufacturer of radio & navigation equipment of the highest quality.  In 2002 SHI started this program to achieve the highest rate of customer satisfaction. Since the start of the program, JRC has received consecutively in 2002, 2005 and 2008 the Samsung-Q Mark Silver award and this year received the highest


Transas Equipment Demonstrated at Seawork 2002

At the Seawork show to be held on June 18-20, in Southampton, UK, Transas will provide live demonstrations of its navigational equipment on board a Swedish High Speed Patrol Craft. The new Patrol Craft ENFORCER-II manufactured at the Docksta shipyard arrives from Gothenburg specially for participation at Seawork. This is a new project from the shipyard based on the very successful Combat Boat 90 H, but modified for Police / Coast Guard operations


Advanced IBS for Polar Research Vessel

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Raytheon Anschütz has recently completed the supply of their latest generation of Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to the “SA Agulhas II”, a new polar research ship owned by the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).   Sea trials including demanding ice trial tests in the Gulf of Bothnia were successfully passed during March 2012. The 134 meters long vessel was designed and built by the STX Finland shipyard of Rauma


PRONAUTAS Signs 120 Connectivity Solutions Contracts

PRONAUTAS said it is enjoying continued success in the Maritime Connectivity market, securing more than 120 connectivity contracts in the last 12 months alone. The company attributed the success to the introduction of the Total Solution package, combining a ship-to-shore connectivity service with airtime provision, accounting authority services, radio registration, service and maintenance for communication and navigation equipment


Grandweld to Build Four Crewboats for COTEMAR-Mexico

Similar vessel to that ordered (Photo: Grandweld)

Dubai-based Grandweld Shipyards, has secured a contract worth over $21 million from the Mexico-based COTEMAR, to design and build four 42-meter Fast Aluminum Crew Boats. The world-class reputable design 42m crew boat will be fitted with EPA Tier 3 compliant main engines, and advanced navigation equipment to meet the client’s specific needs. The vessels are designed to reach speeds in excess of 26 knots.  They benefit from luxury seating, accommodation for VIP guests


Shipdex Course Held at Korean Maritime University

From left: Marco Vatteroni, SpecTec’s ILS Manager and Shipdex Manager, and Yung-Ho Yu, Professor at KMU and Technical Director of MEIPA.

The Korean Maritime University (KMU) and the Korean Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association  (MEIPA) received a one day technical seminar about Shipdex and  the process of importing Shipdex data into SpecTec’s  Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), AMOS


USCG Finalizes Inland Navigation Rule Changes

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced Wednesday the publication of the final rule finalizing changes to the inland navigation rules and their annexes in 33 Code of Federal Regulations parts 83 through 88. This action aligns the Inland Navigation Rules in the Code of Federal Regulations with the


Electronic Navigation & Dispute Resolution: Coming of Age

(Image courtesy Transas)

ECDIS, AIS, GPS Electronic navigation systems such as GPS, Electronic Chart Displays (ECDIS) and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) provide great assistance to mariners and significantly contribute to navigational safety.  Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) were specifically designed to collect


General Dynamics gets $25 mi GPS Contract from Lockheed Martin

  General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element (NCE) for space vehicles seven and


Standardization for Safer Shipping of e-Navigation & Training

Dr. Baldauf

e-Navigation aims to harmonize navigation systems and ultimately make the mariners’ job easier, but its implementation will necessitate extensive changes to maritime training. Dr. Michael Baldauf of the World Maritime University, discusses the reasons for change, progress made so far


St Lawrence Seaway: Proposed Regulations Amendment

Telegraph: Image courtesy of UK P&I Club

Under agreement with the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is proposing to amend the joint Practices and Procedures (known as "regulations" within the SLSDC). Some of the amendments


Northern Australia Waters: Emergency Towage Service

Torres Straits passage: Photo courtesy of AMSA

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has awarded two substantial new contracts to Brisbane-based company Australian Maritime Systems Limited to provide emergency towage services in Far North Queensland as well as to maintain its aids to navigation network.


Coast Guard, Navy Partner for Helicopter Training

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Coast Guard helicopters train aboard the Navy’s newest warship The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship and U.S. Coast Guard medium range recovery helicopters trained together in several ship and helicopter exercises Wednesday, Feb


Navigation Training Delivered aboard EUNAVFOR Flagship

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On March 4, 20 trainees from the Basic Training course for the Seychelles Coast Guard took part in a training exercise covering the use of electronic navigation equipment. The training was delivered by Seychelles Coast Guard trainers and EUNAVFOR with support from EUCAP Nestor on board the French


MacGregor Wins Big Deck Equipment Order

the comprehensive order package includes  MacGregor VDF electric cranes  which are accurate and energy efficient in operation and can save up to 35% of energy

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured deck equipment contract for a series of eight 58,500 dwt bulk carriers under construction at New Times Shipbuilding in China. The vessels are being built for Lemissoler Navigation (Front Marine), based in Cyprus


Staten Island Ferry Safety Statistics Released

Guy V. Molinari (Photo: Staten Island Ferry)

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) sets the standards passenger vessels, such as the Staten Island Ferry, must meet and then inspects the vessels regularly to ensure that they are in compliance. For large passenger vessels, the Coast Guard conducts four safety inspections each year


Container Ship Delivers First Boxes to Great Lakes Port

Coast Guard Inspection: USCG photo

The US Coast Guard say that the 'Fortunagracht', a 450-foot Dutch-flagged container ship, has delivered the first-ever load of containerized cargo to the Great Lakes. Before the establishment of the Cleveland-Europe Express, shippers relied heavily on rail service to transport goods from the


Transas will equip 2 tankers for Palmali Shipping

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Transas Group and Armada Shipyard (Turkey) have signed a contract for installation of navigation and communication equipment on the two tankers built for the Palmali Shipping, a major oil cargo carrier. The tankers are built in accordance with new series of Armada project RST22M, DWT 7150.


Synapsis INS for Two New Wind Farm Service Vessels

Rendering courtesy of Raytheon Anschütz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz, says that  together with its exclusive Norwegian distributor Syberg AS, it has been awarded a contract for the supply of an advanced Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to two new state-of-the-art wind farm service


New Tug Guidelines from Bureau Veritas

International classification society Bureau Veritas has worked closely with the towing industry to develop a set of Guidelines for Design, Construction and Operation of Tugs.  The Guidance Note provides safety rules for tugs in an area of marine safety where there are many vessels not covered






 
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